Mexico has released a new regulation that now requires all aircraft to submit an APIS (Advanced Passenger Information System) manifest for all flights arriving into and departing out of Mexico.
Effective Dec. 31, 2013, the Mexican Government's National Institute of Immigration (INM) will begin enforcing the mandatory submission of APIS. In accordance with Article 46 of the Immigration Law, this new regulation applies to all commercial, non-scheduled commercial (charter), and private non-revenue operations. Non-compliance can result in fines up to $5,000 per day.
Colt's Trip Support team can assist you in complying with this regulation which requires completion of a detailed Excel file submitted prior to each flight with required information, such as departure and arrival airport IATA Code, passenger and crew names along with DOB and passport numbers for each. The completed file is submitted via a web portal, which Colt can submit on your behalf. We are working on a more efficient solution that will allow us to submit your APIS manifest direct to Mexico Immigration and will expedite the process.
The spreadsheet requires the inclusion of the following information:
Passenger and Crew Information
For further information, please find contact information and links to the National Institute of Immigration's Official Notification, Excel File Template and eGov Portal User Guide below:
Contact the Mexican Government: firstname.lastname@example.org
The information provided is based on current information at time of publication and may be subject to change.
Please contact your Colt Trip Support specialist for assistance and services.